Instructor
Joined in
2018

Eugene Shapiro

Instructor

Teaches Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, Bass Guitar

Teaching, playing, and composing music is my passion! Imagine how different this world would be without music. 

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Teaches at:
Levels Taught

All, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Areas of Instruction

Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, Bass Guitar

Languages Spoken

Russian, Hebrew

Performance Experience

Over 20 years of professional performing experience as a guitarist, and bandleader of the Jazz Quartet the Shapiro Project

Current Projects

Working on upcoming recording of the third Shapiro Project album

Favorite Instruments

Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Nylon String Guitar

Favorite Bands

Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny, John Coltrane, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Deep Purple

Musical Interests

Jazz, Classical, R&B, Rock, Pop

Specialties / Genres Taught

All styles. Specializes in guitar improvisation, composition/songwriting, and Jazz

About Eugene Shapiro

Hi,
 
My name is Eugene Shapiro. I am a guitarist, composer, arranger, bandleader, and educator. I’ve been playing the guitar since I was 7-years old and consider playing and teaching music my passion.
I hold Master’s Degree in Jazz studies from UNLV and I’ve been an adjunct music professor at CSN for almost 20 years.
I am very well versed in different styles of music, from Classical, Jazz, Flamenco, Blues, and Pop, to Rock, R&B, Funk, Metal, and more.
I have been teaching guitar for over 30 years and I enjoy teaching all ages. Besides guitar (electric, acoustic, nylon string), I also teach electric bass, music fundamentals, music composition, improvisation, songwriting, and much more.
 
My guitar heroes include Andres Segovia, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Metheny, Joe Pass, John Scofield, B.B. King, Ritchie Blackmore, and Steve Vai.
 
I lead a Jazz quartet in Las Vegas called the Shapiro Project. The Shapiro Project has recorded two albums with my original music and is getting ready to record the third at the end of 2018. I have received two Fellowships in Composition from Nevada Arts Council, as well as numerous ASCAPlus Jazz and Pop Awards, and an honorable mention in the Billboard Songwriting Contest. I have shared the stage with Sandy Duncan, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Walt Weiskopf, Art Van Damme, and others. I am endorsed by Martin Guitar, Eminence Speaker LLC, Radial Engineering Ltd, AMT Electronics, and Thomastik-Infeld Strings.
 
The things I like to do for fun are watching soccer, movies, going to museums, and spending time with my family. I speak English, Russian, and Hebrew.
 
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